Angles (Lens-Artists #59)

The Lens Artists Photo Challenge (#59) has the theme of Angles (here)

 

I was on my way home when I walked right past this broken sidewalk. I stopped – then grabbed a photo. My thoughts “angled” towards a life analogy. Sometimes “breaks” happen – life situations do not always work out and we might find we have a break to repair.  My thoughts also considered the actual cause of this particular break in the sidewalk. I wondered if this sidewalk busted up because a company was cutting corners in their cement mixtures. Have you heard of this? Some companies try to save money and cut corners on what they add to the cement mixtures, which leads to cracking or a short life. Or…. maybe this sidewalk had a legitimate break from one of the earthquakes that hit this area? Who knows – but the little sprig of grass added something to the vibe here. See it? It added life and softness on top of broken and hardness. Hm…. and that is the lesson – maybe – let’s find softness and embrace life as we deal with hardness and breaks (life and softness on top of broken and hardness). 

 

Now this old stairway, which appears solid and well poured, had a weird angle to the steps. Can you see it? The top of the step seems to protrude a little too much. And maybe once again we have the soft with the hard….

 

Detail of the previous steps ( I went slow on these steps)

 

oooo la la – here are some angles for ya….

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Wishing you a nice Tuesday 

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35 thoughts on “Angles (Lens-Artists #59)

  1. “.. let’s find softness and embrace life as we deal with hardness and breaks ” – let’s never stop dancing in the rain! A reflective and wonderful take on this, Yvette. Thank you.

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  2. I enjoyed the angles journey you used for the photo prompt.
    Noticing the small things and gaining insight while walking through life.
    I immediately found myself repeating … I think I can … when I saw the small sprig of grass growing. A sign of hope in a difficult situation. Great post …
    Isadora😎

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  3. Steps by Dali, hahahaha! And yes, I would exercise extreme caution when navigating those puppies.

    And I love art that is provocative. This was the perfect piece for an angles post.

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  4. Find breaks, apply softness. I like that. I also like your stairs photos. Should I ever get my act together, in retirement I plan of making a thing of photographing stairs and paths. I’m drawn to them.

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    1. Ally – what a nice goal to have for that “next path” in your life phases
      – I hope to stay connected for that long
      Also – I have seen more than a few folks not properly
      adjust to retirement mode and partly because they did not have
      The right right hobby or right things to do –
      and indulging in more photography will be quite a worthy endeavor

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  5. Those steps were a little daunting – it seems I would be hanging onto the railing – tightly. It looks like someone tried to repair them when you showed the closeup of the stairs and the blue marks – my handyman uses the same blue repair process (doesn’t work so well).

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    1. Hi linda – when I took the photo I was just trying to show the weird “shape” of the step edges – only later did I see the patchwork – and I am not familiar with the blue stuff – but love learning

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      1. It was squarish looking on the steps – my handyman uses it to patch cement because it is supposed to withstand the heat and cold and keeps small cracks from opening up – I still see fissures in the cement, so not sure it is worth the extra money. Recently, I was at the Fairlane Estate where Henry Ford and wife Clara lived for many years. The stone house is huge and resembles a medieval castle and it is being renovated (year 5 of the project) and there are 72 acres of gardens. There are rock gardens and these old steps that go up and down hills, very steep hills, and they are the original steps built over a century ago and embedded into the hills. It might be awhile until I get the post together as I took a lot of pictures, but imagine 72 acres of flower gardens and these exquisite stone steps … I really marveled at them.

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